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ST. ALBAKS, YT., FETDAY, F.TSBITrA.TlY 17, 1865.
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IDEAL IS THE REAL.
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in, t i' ithe of peace and lovo.
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I linburgh town, where
1 va - n sort of littlo queen,
?t I jf-'ularly, lived n Mr.
m alv.iodtc, nnd fitthor of
llior -i nnn of about six-nnd-
: whir is called rcspectnblt
mtkiuti ii few hundreds r,
I'lj'twith every hour of his
I? 1 up. !Nit n hnndsomo faoo,
EtlnnkinR fiiee, a ftico that
t ' 'nut it loved iuiot and con-
1 u biiuks and a smooth road
travel along; a man that
p i writhed at anything liko
' 'ttlo, nnd on whoso norvos
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5 man of briefa and cases was
It-a pale, cold, Enolisli lady.
Msome, stately, but whoso
pni was bound across aud in
"s with the. rtecl bands of
propriety. Tho ndvocato
mi n in London on some
i been invited bv a follow-
N his house, and had straifrht-
P a vietim to tho daughter of
Pwoounsek gho brought no
FHi her, but instead, nu cnor-
rl'y oi perfect propriety. .
np. tho advocate, and Mrs
stately, were, as it wero, tho
l"P mansion! but linfwnnn
N this httlo Fairy Aljco, who
Ff utro of all. linlli gnn,n,i i
fa infatuation, but after differ-
Fns. Mr. Uruco tho advocate,
'"raonstrativolv. doliVhf ,! i.
f yelcomo her into his sacred
Mien her torn
"o hard briefs and papers
r sui up their rough roali
fowoU to entotwhich sho
wero,hkaa figuro stepping
Ul a picture with Rnmn
0r requost. wliidi B,n ,i
fc1! .dUoreoHy; and
urn ugiitly iu ilnali ! For
Flls she alwnvH ,u.i i:in. v.
"y. MUujgaoewbow in her
. "ll of ribbou across hor
... .tai, 8trong an infaC
uut that (ni,i.. .
kr.i . v" "umu niwavH
r-eu uer and uuvdi,,,, .
" 1'"V ul
afloction. Sho was nlways, in fact, , sived, nnd lmvo a chest that might
torturing horsolf by some such cruol 1 envy all tlio world for its strength nnd
sacrifico to tho proprieties; 'When j endurance. Meamvhilo, colds and
Mr. Iiruco, tho advocnle, snatchod i draughts were to bo avoided; "and,"
a fow momenta from his trondmill bo- sniil t'io eminent physician, "don't lot
low for n cup of tea and tho fireside, J the little lady work too hard."
nnd wajj taking Fairy Alice on his; Her birthday camo round soino
knoo, nutl twisting her goldon hair in- whoro about Easier, a groat festival
to n now' stylo of head-dress, not as i iu tho houso; tho two parents mado
nor presents, and tnoro was usually
yet sanctioned by fashionable head
drosfeorf, Mrs Bruco, 'who would bo
looking, on restlessly, and with the
cold expression sproading gradually
over hor face, liko a film of ico- upon
a pond, at last would interfere,
"Plenso don't, Clmrloe; don't you sec
yon nrc rumpling all her now
"We will take euro of that," would
answer Mr. Bruce, innoofhing it down
"Besides" continued Mrs Brueo, the
somo littlo gala organized for tho day
Happily, too, at this season, Mr. Bruco
had it sort of vacation at his courts,
and putting on a littlo oxtra pressure
in advance, contrived to dovoto ono
day to a sort of affectionato idleness.
And it had come to ono special j onn
when Fairy Alice was nino years old'
and tho prettiest littlo queen of her '
ago that had been seen in the J
They woro to start oarly on tho fbs- j
"Take euro, Charles," snid Mrs
Bruco; "sho will fall outi"
"Fall out?" snid , ho, laughing
"Fairy is too wiso for that; or if bIio
does, T must go nftor her, for I have
hor horo fast." '
"Oh, how prottyl" fi.lul Fairy, with
great delight. "On tbj, right, ladios
and gontlcmon, . you will obsorvo
"Thoro," said Mrs Bruco, "you
do, please, sot hor down."
A shade would oomo
forehead of tiro advocate;
presently; "What harm
All this while Fairy Alice's fuco
boon growing' thoughtful mid
tressed. She in ko wise and so
film gradually thickening, jCyau aro' fival morning, tako railway train to;
giving tho child Kiu h bail habits, ; somo pretty country district whoro i
J thoro was abbey ruins, bronkfast at a
upon tho I rustic inn, wander about, dine on the i
deepening grass, and havo a very hnppy day 1
is Fairy generally. There was a friond whom
doing?" "thero is no ono by; surely, j Mr. Bruce thought of a littlo wistfully
for a fow moments, it cant make much that morning, who had boon of thoso
matter." J partios before, and whose cheerfulness j
"Tho child's mind will never bo I and hearty spirits had boon tho most i
if sho is indulged in these ' delightful, loavon. On tho last anni
Fleoso set her djwn do, vorsary he had been with them; but,
j since then, circumstances had occurred
has j which would render his presence un-'
dis-' advisable. Fairy Alice was looking in i
dis-that direction wistfully also; but!
creet, sho knows perfectly what is j though not in full possession of' the j
coining, and is actually gently sliding ! facts yet, with a wonderful instinct,
down off the paternal knee. she never alluded to it or questioned
C mic here, Aluv," s rid her mother, hor parents. ,
aui.terely and firmly; "et a chair aud This was an old friend of Mr.1
h .irn tj sit' as ynii would in socie-1 Bruco's, a shrewd, long-headed, gen-1
ty." ' inl, true, honest nnd blunt man of
Mr. Bruco would set her down ab-i business; a burly iigure.a broad chest, j
ruptly, push back his chair, and with ' n squaro head, a thoughtful eye, and j
a heavy sigh, stride rapidly out of the j shaggy eyebrow sheltering it. A
room. Poor Fairy Alice would look j brave, clear, hoalthy croaturo in mind j
very sad, and timorously fotch hor I and body, with a boll voice, and a
own special chair, aud sit there in si- quick sharp manner. Captain Bell, j
lence, with hor parent, .now a 2)orfect j loo, was his. name, "Commander !
Mock of "Weuham ice, hut inwardly 1 Bell," was upon his card. He had'
wrung by what she deemed thin cruel served, not much within the range of
di.r;spcct to her in presence of their shot and shell, but more in a pacific j
child. Wise Fairy Alice, quite con- yet not less laborious direction : inl
scions of this feeling in her mother, guard ships, and on packet stations,
mule an effort at iiidiHuront and and along the coasts generally. Ho
easy c mversatitm, just, indeed, as ex- was now waiting for something more
perioneed elders w .'.nld have done in n in the same category. ;
similarly delicate sitnati in. Sho drew Fast friend ho had always been to j
p:de, silent jr. nU.0) through thick and thin, as
outrage it, ;s pallid, rough and smooth, broad
and narrow, weal and woe. Had pften
saved and extricated him in certain
littlo difficulties; had counselled him
always, and had, unluckily, specially
advised him ngaiir t that marriage
with Mrs. Bruce. This interference J
had ono day unluckily travelled to I
harshly, hut coldly, hinted that an un- i that lady's ears, how it doos not
restrained curiosity was about ono of ', muol, matter now. It bocamo tho un
the most dangerous faults in young n.-(lonnh!ei sin. naturallv an oftonso
h.T eh'ur near t i hi'
i'i unt'ii, yet uol .s i n- .r
any ot tne propr:i'tit", and ucgan to
pi.ittle about L'lii '.in, and its juys and
wonders, where, imli c l. 1 1 -t mamma's
heart al'.v.iv.'. tu.'.irl. Nur win thi
any irregular disjointed child's talk,
but sober and th mgatful and pointed.
But Mrs Bruce restrained her, not
pooplo, nnd than "asking quostions"
was a criminal offenso against tho laws
of society. Fain Alice accepted tho
roproof, drew away her chair to tho
distance prescribed by tho laws of
society, and workod sndly at her sam
pler for tho icsst of tho night.
How often these littlo misconcep
iions took plnco over tho figure of
Fairy Alice, whoso hoart blod on
ovory recurronce, it would bo idlo to
montion. Wiso Fairy Alice look note
of nil that . was hidden undoruonth, j violent restraint on
and of thoso pohto uatties, concealed j WftS no moral
novor to bo forgivon. And. boforo
long, by somo ingenious dovice, kept
for such purposes in tho conjugal
armory, and in tho mnnagomont of
which wivos aro lolorably skilful, I
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inuiu apuiuy up u uuhuicom nuu 1111 ui-
Ou this fostivo occasion, then, Mrs
Bruco had laid horself out, oven- la
boriously, to bo gracious. Thero
woro several things which sho could
not relish altogether, but sho put a
ico allowed to
this, nnd iiomotimoa dimmed hor
bright oyos with some tears.
Bosidos this wonderful lovo which
sho lml inspired, she had a groatov
claim to that indulgence which is sup
posed to spoil children, from hor bo
ing naturally delicate. Sho was fra
gile and airy; and somo four years
ago had been just snatched from
death. A famous physician had a
torriblo tusslo with tho grim King of
Terrors over hor slight littlo framn,
fought him dosporatoly, inch by inch,
and finally conquored him. Littlo
Fairy Alice, ovor whom, for throo
weoks, thero had boon white, ghastly
' faces, and despair and terror and ag
ony, recovers; but it was folt that a
second such coute,Bt nnd such a vic
tory was not to bn thought of, and
wonld end fatally. Sho was honco
forth to bo . watched jealously, and
that littlo fairy chest of hers to bo
fenced about with all maimer of pro
cautions. Howovor, at tho end of tho first
year, it was said that sho was gotting
strong; aud in a yoar or two more,
tho eminent physician, taking Bound-
ings and gauges with his instrument,
pronounced that ovorythiifg was go-
it was thought, from hor, under this j fom, Thoy Wont, thoy breakfasted
aspect of cold Bpoeohos and indirect J t tho rustic inn, thoy Baw tho abbey
allusion. Many a time did Mr. Bruco, jni;ngithoy ained U1,0n tho grass,
tho advocate, rise-up from his iirosido, j ana woro !ls httppy ns thoy had laid
and, pushing back his chair, walk from 'out to be. Fairy Alico was in groat
tho ropm, with tlmt sigh of inipationco. Uiolight. Novor did sho so much bo-
Littlo Fairy grow vory sad ovor all iong to a Boynolds' picture as on this
day. Tho sun that mado tho abboy
ruins so 'picturesque, flashed down j
across her ihtxon locks with a splon
did gorgoottsncss. A littlo hat was
perched on ono sido of hor head, and
ono of thoso Irish scarlet cloaks, of a
diminutivo pattoru, was on hor shoul
ders. Sho did not skip and gambol
about in tho grass, in which fashion
childron of hor ago testify their enjoy
ment, but was quiotly joyous and vory
talkative 'making light and wiso re
marks all through tho day. Mr.
Bruco, tho ndvocato, was dragging
no lengthening legal chain, and for
a timo had got clear of tho fatal legal
bondage It was, indeed, a vory hap
py timo for all. Mr. Bruco, tho ndvo
cato, was actually iu spirits, aud ovon
Coming homo in tho train, Fairy
Alico chattorod for thorn noisily. Sho
stood up botweon them and looked
out of tho window on tho country Hy
ing past. Thoy woro tho only passen
gers in that conrpartmont, so thoy
could spealc without restraint.
"Como," said Mr. Bruco, "you shall
stand up on tho cushion, and you will
' sco better. You can describo every
thing to us, liko tho man at tho pano-
havo seen quite onough;
"Oh, niannita, lot irttf stay. I am
quito safo hero."
"I toll you, llclon, nothing can hap
pen to hor. I havo. fast hold of
"But what is tho liio of it?" said
Mrs Bruce, her 111m of loo now begin
ning to spread. "It is fibunmonning.
Why encourage tho chifibjn this jiort;
of games? No well-brought-up girl i
over climbs up on cushions." .
Little Fairy, of a suddon grown '
serious, glidos at once to the floor.
Color camo into Mr. Bmce's cheeks.".)
"What, ho was goinp to Bay, "ovon
on this day sho cannot spare mo, of
spare this littlo croaturo;" but with a
strong ofl'ort ho chocked himsolf,
broko into tho vulgarity of a faint
whistling (an oxcoss ho was novor
guilty of for his private pastinio), and
said nothing. Again little Fairy, with
that curious delicacy so much beyond
hor year, began tremulously hor usual
littlo prattle and so for this once tho
difficulty was tidedfover. I
After a few moments Mr. Bruco had
worked his mind clear of it; but Mrsj
Bruco's nature "was one of thoso which
aro specially sensitive.and make no inf
erence in thoir sensitiveness wheth
er tho soreness be caused' by
themselves or others. " She was cold
and aggrieved. Just as their journoy
was coining to an oiid a brilliant idea
occurred to him, which would make a
suitable finish to this immortal day.
Tho Sable Harmonists wero at this
timo fulfilling an ongngemont at tho
Edinburgh theatre, and after convuls
ing (said tho bills) crowned heads in
discriminately over Europe, wero now
giving an "ologaul drawing-room" on
tortainmout, to what tho same official
document callod "Nightly Thousands!"
In fact, it was this very i!uago gorg
eous, certain in Ur vast comprehen
sion, but a littlo loose in English
that attracted Mr. Bruco's eye from
tho railway carriage window. "Sup
pose" said he, "we finish all with tho
Ethiopians, and mako part of the
"Nightly Thousands!" I declare wo
shall !" he added, growing enthusias
tic at his own conception; "it will
throw little Fairy into convulsions oj
laughtor. Sho will fall in lovo with
bones, and adoro tho banjo-follow who
sings tho pathetic ballads."
This vision of ecstatic bliss was too i
much for littlo Fairy, discroot littlo
Fairy as sho was. Sho almost uttered
a ory. Tho beatific vision of tho sablo
grotesques took hor by surprise. "Oh,
papa, papa!" sho said "how doight
ful!" You aro too gOQd! How wo
shall enjoy it!"
'Well , then, it is ngnfod," said ho
"wo shall havo just time to drive
homo, and put on all our festive gar
Fairy Alico was thinking of a sweot
littlo wreath which would lio quit!
smoothly on hor golden locks. Mrs
Bruco had not yot said a word. For
tho momont ho had forgotten hor.
"What do you say to tho Ethiopians ?'
ho said, with a sort of gayoty.
"Personally, I am' not interested
sho answo rod, tho ico forming rap
idly, "sinco you ask mo the ques
','Oh, nonsense!" said ho, with an
affectation of henrtiuoss, "you mustt
como ! Wo could not go without you
oh, Fairy ?"
''Ofi, mamma must come !" said tho
littlo girl, eagorly.
Mrs Bruco's lip moved a littlo. "I
thought you. wero consulting mo as to
tho proprioty of going at all, not as, to
whothor I would go myself. If you do
ask mo, I should say wo havo had en
"But once a yoar," said Mr. Bruce,
calmly, "for littlo Fairy's birthday
comos only so ofton, such a littlo dis
sipation is not too mueh; tho most
rigid moralist must admit that."
"Yoit can do as you pleaso," said
sho. "If you ask my advico, I would
think i scarcoly pronor to corrupt tho
i.ji.v ,..:m! ii. ,,.r,i,w.
mg on well, and that in a year or so i rama."
sho would bo us 'stout' aa could bo do- Fairy Alico jumped up ai once.
child's mind with these prpfjiuo
Mr Bruco colored up. "Wo will
not discuss it," he added, in, a low
voice, "boforo hctv Wait until wo
reach homo;", and ho muttered some
thing to himsolf, yot which sho hoard,
and which tool: tho shono of "out
Thoy walked homo in silence, littlo
Fairy tho heaviest-heart od of tho thrco.
As thoy ontorod tho hall, sho put up
hor lips to hor father's face. "Papa,"
hIio aaid, "stoop down;" and ho stooped
down. Tho cold lady had swept on in
front, "Don't don't ask mo to soo
bones to-night, nor," sho added with
something liko a twitch of pain, for it
was a trial "nor tho banjo-man. We
will give them up. ' Listen, papa," sho
added; "stoop down ogain. I am
suro I should not liko tho banjo, noi
nor tho bone"."
My littlo darling snid ho, 'don't bo
cast down; wo shall soo about it yot.
Poor little plant ho said to himsolf,
'sho will bo dried un frozen with-
ercd if this goes on. Bun up to tho
drawing-room and toll them to get tea.'
'Helen!' ho called out, Mrs. Bruco
had ascended just ono flight, 'would
you mind coming horo for moment ?'
Mrs. Bruco descended again, statoly,
cold, impassive, vet with moro color in
her cheek. Sho entered his legal study,
and the door was closed.
What took place within was not
kuown to any of tho household. But
for Fairy Alice, who knew and could
interpret circumstances with a won
derful intelligence, it was a torriblo
period, a time almost of agony. ' Hor
littlo heart fluttorod distressfully; sho
was consumed with a strango agita
tion; for sho know well the unpleasant
conflict thero was going forward in tho
sacred study. A quarter of an hour,
it was all over with tho notion of tho
sable harmonists. Already woro thoso
divovting artists convulsing 'Nightly
Thousands;' but sho novor thought of
those exquisite dohneations with ro
gret; nay, ovon they prosontod images
repugnant and almost salanic
Threo-quarters of an hour and tho
study-door openod; somo ono passed
out "with a haughty, defiant rustic.
Tho storm was ovor. Mrs. Bruco came
into the drawing-room with hot cheeks,
and littlo Fairy Alico cropt up to hor
timorously. Tho statoly lady put her
by without a word, wont to tho firo,
stood over it, and studied tho coals
with au iutonso earnestness, thon
walkod away, still stately. Thus tho
sun of tho happy anniversary not dis
astrously, this happiest day of tho yoav.
For long after it was looked back to
with an uneasy horror and shrinking,
and if its imngo presented itsolf at
uightfall, was dismissed with some
thing liko a shudder.
For it boro fruit. Within a day or
two after it was known that Mrs.
Bruco was to mako a journoy to seo
her friends in London. To stay for a
short or a long timo, indistinctly, to
go speedily, and with as littlo delay.
No ono of tho frionds or acquaintances
guessed what was behind this journoy
or what a protonso it covered. It was
only hold as confirmation certain of
the fact that Mrs. Bruce was hoart and
soul analion, and was louging to bo
with hor English frionds. It was
thought curious that sho was to go
alone; and that Fairy Alico was to
stay -with Mr. Bruco. Moro curious
still was tho fact that a fomalo relative
of Mr. Bruco's was to como into rosi
denco immediately, and tako charge
of tho establishment until Mrs. Bruco
Mr. Bruco pursued his law sheets
up as it woro in strict confinement iu
the sacred study. But outside, sad
tho and solemn preparation wont on for
doparturo. Thero was much packing
to be done. To Fairy Alico somo poor
prctonsq was kopt up, of this boing
moroly a tomporary absonco; but sho
know tho wholo as fully and complete
ly as though a x-ogular explanation had
been entered into for her benefit; sho
had wojidorful sagacity, and, ns I havo
said, know tho whole. That day week,
tho day week of tho happiest day in
her yoav, was Mrs. Bruco to sot forth
upon her London journoy.
Novor was thoro such a chilling,
hopeless weok. It dragged itsolf by
liko tho last fatal days boforo an oxo-
oution. ' Mrs. Bruco wont about hor
preparations stonily, coldly, and aus
toroly. Not a sign botrayed any
emotion. Mr. Iiruco, tho ndvocato,
was scarcoly to bo soon; ho kopt him
self fast imprisoned bolow, nnd took
counsel with his briefs. But there was
an iutonso woight of griof abroad in
tho house, nnd it really did appear to
havo fallen upon tho littlo lady of tho
.mansion, who, by this estrangement,
seemed to lmvo bocomo bereaved of
both father and mothor, and to stand
alone. Hor littlo figure was surely un
equal to' such a premature burdon.
It was really piteous to seo hor mov
ing about with a worn, troubled air, as
if caro and responsibility woro already
on hor littlo weak shouldors. Sho
wont about restlessly all daylong, vory
sijont, and not th6 least troublcsomo;
when her mothor was by affecting to
bo laboriously at work on hor sanlplor,
yot novor asking an indiscreet or awk
ward question, so persuaded was sho
of tho delicacy of tho situation. When
sho was alono, sho put away tho eter
nal sampler, aud with a veuy look,
lnviiirr thit, lit tin cheek to vest r,;l that
-' V O - I , , " " il' 'V
on attitudo of ro- rjmwmg wnotnor to go inrtber of tk..
it . . .. .
nuttorinji i the hull, not
hand, ro littlo also. nn altitude of rfl-! rjmwmg whothl
rt:rt ,n,,in,i f,m w fw ul,. i AU was Cnbl and it was (i!iU 8
. .' ,. , . , ,. . . I o'clock. Mr. Bruw; '.yas still makintf
began to think painfully and anxious- 1)e,iovo (o ,J(J b
ly. "What plans could she Iw laying j she oporibd tho hall door, and, after a
out in that wonderful littlo brain ? i momont'a piltiso, shot awily down the
Tho stately lady remained stern and ' street. Sho know the way porfootly,
sad to tho last, only her cheek grew J'"1 3'fc fil,. ot lost hor road;
.. . . 111 H'oople commi? homo .from work
thinner. Fa,ry Alice regarded her Htljplpca (o lo(lft Hl0 ,n,!Uy 8p?rifc
wiiitfully. I wonder was sho yenrning j j ft 8Cariet cloak that flitted past thein.
to speak her mind, to pour out what- Somo made as though they would stop,"
ovor wisdom she had concocted during 1 ncr- wag dreadfully -frightened,
thoso hours of rolloction ? But thero lml "f'11 ield ott- At last she to camp
... i i i " I'Jtiietl sqitaro, and ulodoat house,
was something so resolved and oven .ri,n,- . T-n v is.. ?
. wiiiiiiiiuwm jien, xv. in., liven.
dosporato in tho purpose of the slately I Out of breath -fillo 1 with confiiriioii-i
lady that her littlo heart sank when overwhelmed. with thb Iromeiul&hB step
she thought of it Even with her gen- "ltajwd taken mi it fmonitd to hei' '
tier father, to whom sho had straved rnng the bel, and asked if cJio
, , . i might seo Curtain Bell, pleaso, for a
in and who had taken her sadly on Ins lni;1Il01lt. T)fe ficrvmit lhia
kneo, sho folt this subject was not to littlo visitor, but without a v?drtl
bo ontorod upon. For when ho
kissed her, nnd kissod hot' again,
It. No wau
her golden trasses wero sued all about
his shoulder, and she had whispered
softly, 'Darling papa, wo must not let
mamma go away; must wo?' sho felt
had I brought hor in nt once, to
and wncrc Commander Boll,
sitting at the hro smokni'.
Commander Boll, It. N., laid down
his cigar in astonishment. Ho knew'
and recollected her, but could not
cotnprehou'rt it. Sho told her littlo
his arm relax, and his knee move away, ' luess fltory. in her wjso way, ox-
and found herself put down gently on f ,hf 1?l,f8 tor,
., 1 jiors, and lnmlly begged of him to como
the ground. , back with her. 'Oh, sir! film fjaifi,"
'Poor child ho said, sadly, 'do I '.'you can help us; you aro ho good, so
want to sond hor away ? But you can bravo, so sensible !' . Commander Bell
nndmvqLami nothing of thoso tliiiiofft' was delighted. Ho could,)mvo tuknn
linn up stairs, and
mamma; sho is alone now.
wretchedness, moral gloom, was over and. hat, mid, taking her hand ill his,
all things in that houso. j sot out. . v
It camo nt last threo final days, J , Ifc was ft delicto task; but rough',.,
oven to the final day. There was stilj J" ,Ifnumu dw p?ll,T ,,1QM;bV :
... , . M Kept back from a good work by such a .
a gulf betweon Mr. Bruco, tho advo- consideration. They reached the houso : '
cato, and Mrs. Bruce. Both were ' and entered. Commander Boll tapped
coldly inflexible; thoro was on both "t Mt' Bruco's door, and, entering
sides tho same height, depth, broadth, ! ""' il b.ol,inl him' , Utl F.nir' Alico' '
, . , , . , t , fluttered up to tho drawing-room,
and thickness of pndo; and tho two whcre ,JW nftmmtl 1VIUJ Biltin dcso
quantities had met and would not give lat0. Thoy oat together for half at "
way. Some days boforo, indeed, dur- j hour and longer in tho gloom, until
of thoso things! "'as uoiigjitod. JLo coukUmvo tuknn
stnv with vonr llor n. mH ,uct!' 'mUi sonso of, too
Btoj witii jolt nmoll r0B t provonlc(i him tf
now.. Universal merely got his groat rough pilot- coat' r
iug ono of thoir meals, had ho thrown
out somo gentle words, scarcely
amounting to a positive advance, but
still smoothing tha road for an advance.
These woro frozen back upon him
Both, indeed, secretly turned to
wards that distant arbitrator, to bluff,
at last steps wero heard on tho stairs.? -i
heavy stops. Little Fairy Alice, who
had been watching feverishly, started ti4
up and ran to tho door; And. theit
thero camo upon tho landing two tig-, ,
tiros Mr. Bruco and his friend. Fairy ' "
Alico ran half-way to moot thorn, nnd '
then slopping short, turned back to "
hor mother. 0. mammal' said ahd, . ,T
coming in a sort ot nutter, Horo w
honest, businoss-liko Commander Boll. , some ono at tho door; and do see him,
His plain sonso would bo invaluable and let us all bo happy together again.
at this crisis; but with all his blufl'noss, D. oav mamma!' ' ' '
ho was sensitive, and had mot with 11 )vns tln ; s, 0110 a
. ' . , , .. seen her mother sinco; neither did she
too open contumely to havo forgotten 8a . nnvUlinr: l)ut wllirv Alico f' n w
it. And so it had como to tho actual , hand trenibling on her shoulder.
vigil of Mrs. Br
London; and theso
still aloof and defiant, wero not to givo
uco'h doparturo for i.Thnn Mr. BrucoValkcd iu, ntrnjhtly "' ' "'!
, , , ' and stcadih-, loaving Commander Bell' ""I
o two proud spirits, . ,i ' . i ... , r
1 1 . ' at tho door, and said, . ul
way. With tho morning Mrs. Bruco
would go forth coldly; and timo nnd
distance, it is protty well known, what
efficient aids to a decent indifferonco
thoy aro !
Mrs. Bruco was above, making a
feint of diligent packing: Mr. Bruco
was bolow, making a mbro. wrotchod
foint still of briofs and ensos. And
Fairy Alice, after fluttering up and
'Helon, don't, don'l go away! 'Stay''!.' I
with us willund anil willl this. dariV
When sho was presently crying hys-'
torieally on-Mr. Bruco's shoulder, thoro' " T
was below them a littlo sobbing face" "
looking up; and two tiny arms, spread ' U
out, but not bo far as they had will to l r ; 4
spread thoinsolvop, drew together thi f ,
estranged hu&band and wife furlhoi. '
scorned, with such littlo strongth as ' ,
.1 . T. i l , T Il l 1 1 .
tnoj' nait, 10 noici mem in inao long
embrace. Looking down, thoy pros-.. ..'
town unoasily, a proy to tho inert bit- onUv BftW tiiis iitti0 jfttnt nUr0i Q.
lor uneasiness auu anxiougs, w as now, peaco ootweon tnom, ana jir. uruco ,
with hor littlo fnco actually haggard, ' caught her up in his nrms. ..'
sitting alone in tho drawing-room on ' On that night it did indeed ccom.
a low pricdim chair, which 'by pros-1 likob' that tho old misconccpti6ns' ' "
... , , . , rworo never lo return again that tho ''
cnption was cousidorod her private J film of ic6( HhmA u Qy folin Wfta to .
proporty. It was Into in-tho evening; . mou away as soon as it was formed;,,..
lights had not boon brought in, nnd Tho vision of Fniry Alico was to bq.ua! ... .;,
Fairy Alico was alono thero with thoja bcnm'of warm sunshino. If 8hV'r .
gloom. Sho had not cried liko other i woro again to stand up, aud look1 oiifj3 "'''"
childron; but sho was woary with griof, of windows', it would bo likely that'HW,!
and hor littlo brain was.aoro and , sho could do so without checks .-Ami
stained with thinking. Suddonly, with i as for 'Bones' nnd his,fascination,-ovcu
a child s sigh, sho thought sho would 1 for the greater glories of pantontimo,
go up Btairs to her mamma's room, nt
which she had ineliectually Knocked
several times. On this visit she found
it just open. Sho knocked softly; no
ono answered; sho entered ns softly.
A dim light was burning bn a chair,
these things as yot might bo almost
forced upon hor, heaped, as it wore,,
into hor littlo lap liko sugar-plums;
Xo dmbt sho would botaa a silvur
chain to wind round and round thqnt
again; and theu almost -infatuation
and at first sho thought tliQro was no J for this darling, grooving every day,
ono m tho room; out presently, bosido would hold them together, oven i
tho chair, she saw an" open trunk, and I everything elso wero wanted. r
besido tho open trunk, ou hor kneos 4 , . ,
was hor mother, bont down vory low,) Perhaps it was all for tho host,, aa , ,A
looking at something in her hand, and thoy wero to bo told, not many weeks ',
weeping. Sho was indeed uttoring later, with tho dismal consolation, 1
low moaniugs rather than weeping. also, whispered that "tho Lord gives -'I
Much distressed, and at firtit almost i aud tho Lord takes away.'' - For 6ut--f m
aghast, tho impulse of Fairy Alico wag j tho night this littlo Fairy;. Alice,. wonbr-;.
to rush forward; but tho next moment tout ou hor juurnov, thoro was also i'r
ii? ! 11 ,1 1 .,il'.J.W
a son oi iimoiouauuH.s oiieenuu nor, aoroau a suarp inast irom tho oast.
for at nil times cnieless intrusiou into which pushed heavily against hor 'all-. '
tho sanctuary of tho old lady was i tho way, nay, even stabbed through
, , , i i i. i . i., r ... ..... , . . . P.--.
cnccicod, ami in such a moment oi un- mo idhih oi norntuorotl cloak. Wuhri
roatvainod feeling it Ayould bo bitterly , hor littlo gauzy chest it was easy work. ', ;1
resontod, and yot littlo Fairy Alico i So the next moriiih' thoro was a.-
lingorod, irresolute whether to stay or cough, and tho, morning aftori, muchua
i. i. t,.,. f is; .,... i.-.. i - .... i : .... .... "
minimi, ouniiii, nnn niui.ii.iii viiu iiuub nun avDi,, uiiii mu eminent;. te
cold lady tnrncil toward tho Htlit, , physician who lijvd driven tho great"."' Jl
looking vory oarnostly at that picturo ' oimmy down stair libford foltud ' luiif-"" ,
in her nanu, mm x'tury ivnco won buw roh again nice to taeO with liisJokr,an-
tho light glint on it rich gold fmtnu, I tagonist, at tho othhr sido of tho bed
softly and wont back lo nor htUo chair i hal(nn hour in thb day;' But tho crtftW!
again, rather sho turnod- ovor to tho or uris steadily and 'surely drawings rtf i
sofa, and with her faeo on tho eiudi- hor
ion, tho golden curl3 .tumbling aboutiimv
it and covoring it tip liko a voil, shoiday,
wopt tlioro long vory bittdrlv. Novor fswc
x oov nupiuHs twer
was child sd distressed.
Fitiry Alico ! Sho had a world of caro
upon hor that night
An idea llasjicd upon hor suddenly,
a vast and stupendous idea, nhnost
j overwhelming for that littlo brain. It
lit up hor face. Sho started from tho
1 sofa, put baok hor yellow curls. Sho
was trembling with tho majesty of tho 1 and
bvor todiiM sido. And &o it camoMd
illy to a. diurnal Jipur in a diswal.
when witij a swcot srauo nHiUaiv,
t miinnur of cncqurne'eirielUYtS't:'1
Ldntntlv facefi. wruiisr' nndASflET: v
ling over, bho-drifted" HwajvSbTlJ-' . i
it oi life
conception. Sho thon crept away soft- andllmrd a grunito thoro hangs a
ly up stairs to hor own room, fetched 1 chil
down tho irish red cioni: and hat, It i
camo down agnm nH softly, nnd htood'or
w, Ju tho study of 'h worn ami
les barrister, "who finds tho
I about hiuv'niuV the men nndi'-'f
worjoii of tho world, and nil its affair,- ' rii
ovon his nooks, to be cold hs icq
' scarlet cloak otiposiito hii desk...'
tho only bright patch of c )lor Kft
tip on earth.
and instantly rocognisiQd us uiagnia-j lio did wlmtJioi could, that omiuouttf . .
cotiee. It was a smnll colorod photo- physifijau, -wflrked.wiM1 n wjll unoV
graph of her fathor. t ' ' 'sylupathy; for lie Jiad a littlo girl ,qn
Sho stolo down stairs again vory hia own, whdm ho could ' onlv fcdo for' W$W
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